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senator dick durbin was more direct in defense of ambassador rice and brought up a misleading comment that many would like to perfect. >> i think some of the criticism heaped on her was unfair. and did not reflect the fact that she was reporting the best information she had available at the time. i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away in the right way so that they can be fully informed? i would like to refer to five words for them to reflect on. iraqi weapons of mass destruction. >> john: scare yes words the george w. bush administration never apologized for which no one ever take responsibility for which didn't stop rand paul trying to make secretary hillary clinton personally responsible for benghazi when the board cleared her. >> i'm glad you're accepting responsibility. i think that all thely with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11 i really mean that. had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables
to endorse -- former senator then. leader to endorse -- >> after the first senator was dick durbin. as he would say, he was the first senator and i think it was 14 or 18 months until there was a second senator. it was a long time. >> bill: oh, really? >> daschle by then was out of office. >> bill: i see. right. of course. so we have so much to talk about today. secretary clinton yesterday. >> wow. >> bill: in front of the senate foreign relations committee. leon panetta lifting the ban today on women in combat. john boehner saying president obama wants to an annihilate the republican party. all of that in the next half hour. i want to ask you right now what did you think of the inaugural ceremony. haven't seen you since and the president's inaugural address? >> some quick takeaways better address than in -- in 2013 than in 2009 because -- this is where the shortness helps because you can get a point. he wanted -- he laid out his broad ideals of what he believes in. and actually that's fine. first time around, it was too much of a list. i want to do this, that. you don't need it, you got t
months ago. democratic senator dick durbin of illinois wanted to make clear what happens when intelligence information is still evolving. >> and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on. iraqi weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion by the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. >> clearly, the strangest behavior of the day came from senator rand paul of kentucky, the tea party darling, the leader of the tea party used the hearing to grandstand and advance his political positions. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieve you'd of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> tough talk from president paul. his question to secretary clinton should help get to the bottom of things, don't you think? >> now, my question is the u.s. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buyin
stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> ifill: democrat dick durbin of illinois accused republicans of applying a double standard. >> i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away, in the right way, so that they can be fully informed. and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on: iraqi weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion of the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. thousands of americans lost their lives. we could have a hearing on that if you'd like. >> ifill: while the benghazi attack was the main focus, secretary clinton also turned her attention to upheaval elsewhere in north africa. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend the
of measures. >> why not? >> because this is the dick durbin argument from earlier today. this is what we heard from dick durbin earlier, when he was questioning secretary of state clinton. >> what's the difference? >> weapons of mass destruction and all that. >> what's the difference? >> the bottom line is there were mistakes made. >> dana, hang on. >> there are questions that need to be asked. >> you're not suggesting this as serious as, for example, going to war over a completely false pretext of weapons of mass destruction that turned out not to exist. i mean -- >> oh, goodness, piers, are we going to relitigate this right now? really? >> well, is it? >> really? how do you explain how millions of citizens in iraq and millions of kurds in fact were gassed if that was not a weapon of mass destruction? we can relitigate this six ways to sunday. but the bottom line -- >> we're not relitigating it. it turned out that american and british -- >> we don't know who manipulated these talking points. >> american and british forces went to war on false pretext from both those governments. >> are we goi
i was hoping you may play was when senator durbin from illinois said you mislead it quote, unquote for a couple of weeks, she said where were those weapons of mass destruction when we invaded iraq? talk about getting it wrong. >> jennifer: yes. i think people who aren't following this so closely do want to know should hillary clinton have done something differently before or after the attack? >> no, i -- i don't think so because again what you say -- well theoretically you are the secretary of defense or you are responsible for everything. 20 30 people everybody want more security, and people have to make you know, those -- you know, those decisions. so basically i think when she -- when -- when it happened and she found out about it then she acted appropriately, but you don't fire the secretary of defense gates because some air force guy took off with a nuclear weapon without telling anybody. she said look we made a mistake. this was terrible so i set up a group to find out why, and what we can do again, and don't forget four people at the level whe
dick durbin from illinois, the leadership on the democratic side. senator schumer who helped me in 1993 by headlining or i should say by leading in the house of representatives which was successful. senators richard blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know firsthand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows firsthand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed pearlmutter of colorado who represents aurora and congresswoman elizabeth esty who represents newtown. you will also here from mayor michael nutter, the distinguished mayor of philadelphia who leads the united states conference of lay y mayors. you will hear from commissioner ramsey, the police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me, we have police officers from several department and i so thank you for joining us today. i would
colleagues in the senate. senator dick durbin from illinois, part of the leadership on the democratic side. senator chuck schumer from new york, who helped me immeasurably in 1993 by headlining or i should say leading the effort in the house of representatives, which was successful. the senators richard bloomenthol and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know first hand about assault weapons. you will also hear from congresswoman carolyn mccarthy from new york who knows first hand the devastation of gun violence as well as congressman ed peaurearpearlmater of colora congresswoman elizabeth esty, who represents newtown. you'll also hear from mayor michael nutter, from philadelphia, who leads the distinguished conference of mayors. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major cities police chiefs association, who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here tod
familyings and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by headlining, or i should say leading the effort in the house of representatives which was successful. senators blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know first-hand about sexual weapons. you will hear from congresswoman mccarthy from new york. as well as congressman ed perlmutter from colorado who represents aurora. s also congresswoman esty who respects newtown. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would like to recognize supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me we have police officers from several departments and i so thank you for joining us today. [applause] i would also like to recognize a million moms fo
on. iraq weapons of mass destruction. >> stephanie: thank you, dick durbin. >> were we told there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war. the invasion of the united states. we are still searching for their weapons. >> stephanie: yeah, and how many thousands of people died because of that? >> hundreds of thousands. >> stephanie: yes. thank you. and here is senator ron johnson. >> you disagree with me that a simple phone call to those evacuees wouldn't have ascertained immediately that there was no protest. >> with all due respect the fact is we had four dead americans was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? >> stephanie: thank you. >> but -- but -- but -- but if i was -- oh never mind. >> stephanie: right. okay. grafrpy mccain yesterday. >> there are many questions that are unanswered. and the answers, frankly that you have given this morning are not satisfactory to me. >> dammit! dammit! dammit! >> stephanie: john mccain again yesterday. >
mentioned earlier there's three foreign commercial service officers in hong kong, as senator durbin knows all too well, there are only 10 on the entire continent of africa. we worked together before on the issue of poaching and the tragedy of wildlife being killed across the continent which helps fns transnational chemical and terrorist networks and that's an area where we need to challenge china on being the largest mrkt to which a lot of illegal product is going. on the trip i took with senator mccain and the others you referenced, we visiting a syrian refugee camp and heard very sharp feedback on their perception that the humanitarian aid we provided so far, the more than $200 million we provided, has not reached the people on the ground, has gone through damascus and the red crescent but not through the syrian opposition council. what would you do as secretary to ensure we are more effectively and visibly engaged in supporting the opposition we have now recognized. >> in supporting the opposition in -- >> syria. >> well. there's a discussion going on right now about other kinds of pos
appreciate your thorough and thoughtful answers. senator durbin. rex madam secretary, thank you for being here. four years ago, in number of your colleagues encouraged you to take on this responsibility. believing he would have a profound impact on the world -- you would have a profound impact on the world and you have. thank you. i also want to say word on behalf of ambassador rice, an extraordinary individual. u.s. serve this country well. some of the criticism heaped on her was unfair and the not reflect the fact she was reporting the best information she had available at the time. as you have said, more information became davis -- available and it was reported. i do want to make a point about whether the american people are told everything right way in the right way so they can be fully informed. i would like to refer to five words for them to reflect on -- iraqui weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction to testify in a war. we're still searching for those weapons. they did not exist. thousands of american
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